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EPMS Handbook

Students, parents/guardians and legal custodians are encouraged to review the contents of this handbook.  Keep in mind that it was not designed to be all-inclusive, but rather utilized as a reference.  Should concerns arise about the information you read here, please contact the office.


Office Hours

The office hours during the school year are 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except on days when school is not in session. 

Daily Schedule

School class hours are from 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:20 p.m.  Buses will arrive at school at approximately 7:45 a.m., and depart from school at 3:30 p.m.  Students of Estes Park Middle School (EPMS) may enter the building at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast and 7:50 if not eating breakfast. Unless special circumstances exist, (clubs, etc) students should not be on school grounds before 7:30 a.m.  Students arriving at school after 8:00 a.m. must report to the office to receive a pass to class. 

School Cancellation or Early Dismissal

Information relative to buses not operating, early closing or delayed start of school, is conveyed via robo call and text message and is posted on social media and the school website.  

If school buses are unable to operate safely, school will be canceled. Estes Park School District R-3 will notify parents as early as possible 

Delayed school starts due to inclement weather or other emergencies may occur at times. This is communicated via text, social media, and the district and school website. A delayed start means school will begin two hours later.  School will begin at 10 a.m. if there is a delayed start.  All classes will meet on a shortened time schedule. Early dismissal of students will be communicated to parents/guardians. Since every student will have the opportunity to telephone his/her parent/guardian to inform them of the early school closing, we ask that parents/guardians do not call the school. This will prevent jamming of the phone lines.

EPMS Handbook - Updated August 3, 2023